Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 18 December
[Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "In Letter, Mugabe Appoints Tsvangirai Prime Minister"]
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has officially appointed Morgan Tsvangirai as the country's Prime Minister, New Zimbabwe.com learnt last night.
A letter of Tsvangirai's appointment was delivered to his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party's office sometime on Wednesday, a government source told this website.
Tsvangirai remains in Botswana where he says he has no intention of leaving until he has been issued a new passport by the Zimbabwe government. An emergency travel document issued to him when he left Zimbabwe early November has since expired.
Mugabe's move to appoint Tsvangirai as Prime Minister came just hours after South African President Kgalema Motlanthe who chairs the …